Shaw Chuang is the Executive Vice President of Engineering for Virtustream responsible for driving cloud computing innovation and developing the future generation xStream software stack. Shaw has deep expertise in virtualization, cloud infrastructure and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and has led engineering and technology development at some of the industry's most successful companies.
Prior to Virtustream, Shaw was the chief technology officer and vice president of Emerging Technologies at PGP Corporation, a leader in the email and data encryption market that was acquired by Symantec in 2010 for $300 million. Shaw worked closely with product management to move the company into adjacent markets and position PGP for acquisition. Before that, he expanded his virtualization expertise at VMware as project director for VI3 and director of research and development, ESX. Shaw also held research positions at the University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and University College London, C.S. Department.
Throughout his twenty year career, Shaw also founded several technology companies, guiding engineering teams through periods of hyper-growth. He founded Invenio Systems, a company that developed object-based storage systems for virtualized environments and he was the founding chief product architect at Network Clarity, an infrastructure software company with a focus on boosting reliability of large, multi-vendor IT networks in Fortune 500 companies. Shaw was also a co-founder of Gsphere, which later became Xfire and was acquired by Viacom and he was a founding engineer, manager/chief architect at Ensim Corporation, where he pioneered an early cloud operating platform.
Shaw has a PH.D in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and was awarded the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary and Overseas Research Scholarship. He currently sits on a number of technical advisory boards at companies including Pancetera, Virsto, CiiNOW and Catbord.
As Senior Vice President of Product Development, Vince Lubsey is responsible for all software development for the xStream platform.
With more than twenty years experience in information technology, he has a deep expertise in software and enterprise architecture. He was Senior Manager in the EA and SAP consulting practices at Capgemini and Adjoined Consulting.
Prior to those positions he worked at SAP in Walldorf, Germany on the development of the first version of the SAP Beverage solutions, as well as on custom development solutions. Vince also worked as an independent consultant for domestic/global SAP implementations and IT process development. He started his career as a software developer at Coca-Cola, advancing to the position of Global Supply Chain Architect.
Matt Theurer is Senior Vice President of Cloud Platform Services for Virtustream. Matt is responsible for ensuring the timely, efficient and reliable delivery of our xStream IaaS services to our customers. Globally, Matt is responsible for defining strategy, architecture and overseeing product development of our Cloud service offerings and the xStream Platform.
Matt has been designing and deploying IT solutions for 20 years and has demonstrated expertise in architecting IT solutions to solve real world challenges for companies ranging in size from tens of users to tens of thousands of users. He was one of the first individuals ever certified on Vmware's virtualization platform and holds many industry certifications including certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and EMC.
Matt began his career working for the Federal Government designing "Smart" building solutions and went on to become a senior systems engineer and project manager for CIS Global and VirtuaLogic, Inc. In 2001, he joined Sean Jennings to start Brigh Technologies, Inc. specializing in Disaster Recovery and highly available systems architectures. He served as President, CIO, and a Principal Consultant with Brigh Technologies.
Matt received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Computer Hardware design from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Peter Albers brings more than 18 years of experience in the IT consulting space to his role as Executive Vice President, Cloud Cover Services for Virtustream. His experience with several leading systems integration, hosting and application maintenance companies lends well to his position, where he provides ongoing support for our cloud services group through a comprehensive managed service from core infrastructure through enterprise applications such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
Prior to joining Virtustream, Peter was the CEO of Politec, a leading Latin American IT service provider. He was responsible for international operations and for driving the company's Nearshore strategy by providing development, integration and maintenance services from its Centers of Excellence in Brazil and Argentina. Before that, Peter managed the SAP Practice for Adjoined Consulting, a management consulting, technology and outsourcing firm. He held the position throughout the acquisition of Adjoined by Kanbay and subsequently by Capgemini. At Capgemini, Peter was a Vice President on the Americas Leadership Team serving as the East BU Service Line leader for SAP.
Peter began his career at Plaut Consulting in Germany where he gained experience in the design and implementation of SAP Systems within multiple industries. He was also tasked with starting up Plaut's Consulting and Hosting operations in Brazil. He later left Plaut to run the US division of Emeritis, a SAP HR consulting firm.
Jim Kaufold is Virtustream's EVP in charge of the Cloud Staging and Networks at Virtustream. Jim has over 25 years of experience leading operational, sales, and product management organizations to successfully deliver against corporate P&L objectives in several different technology industries.
Prior to joining Virtustream, Jim was the Executive Vice President of Operations at Teliris, where he was responsible for all operational aspects of their global visual collaboration managed services, maintenance, manufacturing, and service delivery. During his tenure, he was also responsible for business planning, sales operations, and developing/implementing the company's P&L management processes. Jim joined Teliris in 2007, as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, where he led their direct and indirect sales channels.
Before Teliris, Jim held several senior executive positions at Orange Business Services - Americas in which he was responsible for channel strategy, business planning, and sales operations. He was also the Sales Vice President at Gateway Computers, where he led the direct and indirect sales channels for their education and business market segments. Jim spent the first 15 years of his career in telecommunications industry leading various sales and product management organizations for AT&T, Sprint, Equant, Infonet and KPNQwest.
Mike Olson is the Vice President of Operations and Service Delivery with global responsibility for delivering innovative Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions on Virtustream's xStream cloud platform. In addition, Mike leads Virtustream's data center operations and Virtustream's Quality Management program.
Mike's more than 21 years of experience is balanced between the consulting and private sectors and draws from extensive expertise in the design, implementation and operation of complex information systems technology. Prior to Virtustream, he was Director of Enterprise Architecture for Florida Crystals Corporation, including American Sugar Refining, the largest sugar refiner in the world with such brands and Florida Crystals, Domino Sugar, C&H Sugar, Redpath Sugar in Canada and Tate and Lyle Sugars in the UK. Mike worked directly with the CIO to define the architectures and standards that helped optimize efficiency throughout the company, overseeing the implementations of solutions spanning from the "shop floor to the top floor". Mike also was the executive responsible for overseeing Florida Crystals migration of their entire corporate computing infrastructure to the xStream platform at Virtustream.
Before Florida Crystals, Mike was co-founder of a successful eBusiness consulting firm in the late 90's with clients like Morningstar, Allstate, Anderson Windows, and Honeywell, and later spun off an application as a service company called Buildview. As CEO, Mike was responsible for strategic partnerships, product design, as well as client implementations. Mike began his career as a programmer analyst and elevated through various manager and director roles, delivering large-scale software implementations, integrations, custom development and managing post-merger integrations as well as data center consolidations.
Gregsie Leighton is an information security and systems professional with over 20 years of experience creating innovative products and helping companies improve corporate information systems security through the innovative application of technology, best practices, and organizational management principles.
Gregsie's unique blend of consulting, executive leadership, and industry experience has earned him a reputation for excellence in Information Security and Systems with "Blue Chip" clientele in the Financial Services, Healthcare, Telecom, Media, Public Sector and Retail industries. His past clients included AT&T/BellSouth, Autotrader.com, Chemical Bank/Chase, Freddie Mac, Martha Stewart Living, and Standard and Poor's/McGraw-Hill.
Prior to Virtustream, Gregsie was the CEO and a Principal Consultant at Leighton Technology Group, a firm focused on IT security consulting and related integration services. His extensive experience with Fortune 100 private and public sector clients enables him to deliver practical applications of information security technology in conjunction with effective management techniques to create real economic value for our enterprise clients.
Gregsie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Management with honors from York College - City University of New York.
Pete has 29 years of experience in the development, implementation, operations and management of a very wide array of Information Technology, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS Cloud, Security Technologies and MSSP services.
Prior to Virtustream, Pete was the VP of Security Engineering at Terremark and Verizon where he was instrumental in the success of Terremark's IAAS Federal and Commercial deployments and managed the entire security and MSSP portfolio, security consulting, presales activities, whitepaper authorship and strategic planning.
Before this, Pete was the CSO/CTO of ProtectPoint, Inc. where he designed and implemented 350 MSSP Solutions and CTO/CEO of Promero, a hosted CRM/Telephony Company, where he was directly responsible for 6 patents and the deployment and operations of the world's most innovative SAAS/PAAS platform for VoIP and Video Teleconferencing.
In addition, Pete is internationally regarded as a wireless pioneer having built the world's first commercially viable Wireless ISP with over 500 antenna locations. Pete was also presented with the "Microsoft Industry Solutions" Award by Steve Ballmer at Comdex 2000 for the most innovative and advanced implementation of Microsoft applications for a large VoIP/CRM travel agent system.
Pete is currently a board of directors consultant of the South Florida Information Systems Security Administrators, after three years as President. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Cloud Security Alliance-SF, an Advisory Board Member for Arbor, VMWare, Fortinet, Vormetric and Trapezoid, former VP on the Board of Directors of the FBI Infragard, and a member of ISACA, Internet Coast, Honeynet Alliance, Computer Security Institute, IEEE, Secret Service Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, EFF, Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Anti-phishing Working Group. Pete recently completed a chapter on Content Filtering for the IT Masters Level College textbook: "Computer and Information Security."
Michael Hoch is the Vice President of Cloud Advisory Services for North America. Michael has responsibility for the platform-agnostic professional services for customers considering using private, public, and hybrid cloud services to identify cost savings, business agility, and performance improvements of using cloud services and virtualization technologies.
Prior to Virtustream, Michael was Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives with Joyent, a cloud software and services provider, where he worked with strategic Fortune 500 accounts on their evaluation and transformation to a cloud environment.
Before Joyent, Michael was President and COO of RampRate Sourcing Advisors, where he developed and marketed a proprietary index for measuring region-specific market pricing for IT services (data center, collocation, network, managed services, cloud services) and matching client requirements with vendor capabilities in those regions.
Previously, Michael was a senior market analyst at Aberdeen Group, and a program manager for Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Matthew Clemente is a certified SAP professional who has more than 15+ years of In-depth SAP IT experience, specializing in all aspects of SAP Basis technical administration, Virtualization, and SAP Enterprise Cloud Performance Tuning and Migrations. Matthew is currently responsible for overseeing the 24/7 Global SAP Basis enterprise operations group, and client management under Virtustream Cloud Cover Services division. In addition Matthew was a pioneer in developing the Virtustream HANA Migration and Management Factory in which he Led and architected the world’s first successful SAP Enterprise ECC and BW "Powered by HANA" cloud migration and implementation.
Prior to joining Virtustream, Matthew owned and operated SAPTraining.com (an independent Global online virtualized SAP hosting and training business), and was the Senior SAP Solutions Architect for NIIT Media Technologies; where he was responsible for the project management and Senior SAP Architecture for the migration of the entire SAP enterprise data center to a Virtualized Cloud environment.. Prior to joining NIIT, Matthew held various Senior Basis Team Lead and Director roles for SAP enterprise environment including Morris Communications, Total Tier solutions consulting and Oxford University Press.
Jeff Johnson is a VP in the Cloud Advisory Services group and is responsible for establishing and leading the Program Management Office for one of Virtustream's key clients. Jeff has over 23 experience in all aspects of the system development life cycle across multiple industries, including Financial Services, Retail Manufacturing and Life Sciences.
Prior to Virtustream Jeff was with Bank of America where he led multiple efforts focused on improving Data Management, Data Quality and Governance within the Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Relations Technology and Operations group. Before that he was with Adjoined Consulting / Kanbay Consulting / Capgemini where he focused on Project and Program Management of large scale Business Intelligence initiatives. Jeff started his career at Accenture where he held various client project roles such as Program Manager, Project Manager and Team Leader.
Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (with Honors) and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance both from the University of Florida.
As the SVP Marketing, Lisa Desmond is charged with supporting Virtustream's revenue objectives by aligning marketing and sales initiatives, defining and implementing Virtustream's brand strategy, and directing media and analyst relations activities and partner channel efforts.
She has more than twenty years of leadership experience in marketing and communications with over half of those years focused on the Information Technology Services industry. Lisa came to Virtustream from Capgemini where she was the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Financial Services Strategic Global Unit (FSGBU). Prior to Capgemini, Lisa was the Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Kanbay and, before that, Marketing Director for Adjoined Consulting, Inc., a management consulting, technology and outsourcing firm. Lisa started her career as founder and President of Business Graphics, Inc., a graphics firm specializing in corporate communications and marketing.
Tony Pino is Vice President of Major Accounts for Virtustream. Tony's primary responsibility is to establish, develop, and maintain strong professional sales relationships with existing and new clients. He has a proven record of success providing high tech products, services and solutions to Commercial and Government clients in a global environment. He possesses a very strong focus on satisfying customer needs while obtaining paramount results. His core strength is in building deep customer relationships, ensuring their success, and exceeding expectations.
Tony started his career as a software developer designing systems for various Federal Agencies. Subsequently, he became a senior consultant delivering network and complete system architectures for both Federal and Enterprise clients. Tony also served as a Director of pre-Sales Engineers at Inktomi. In 2002, he joined Matt Theurer and Sean Jennings at Brigh Technologies, Inc. specializing in Disaster Recovery and highly available systems architectures. He served as Vice President of Business Development and Sales with Brigh Technologies.
Tony earned an M.S. degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Scot Brenton brings over 15 years of domestic and international technology industry experience to Virtustream where he serves as Virtustream's Vice President of Sales, West. Throughout his career Scot has focused on introducing new and innovative technologies to the Enterprise market and delivering value to all stakeholders.
Prior to Virtustream, Scot was the VP of US and EMEA Sales for CD Networks, an Asia Pac based Content Delivery firm, where he was responsible for transitioning the organization from a commodity service provider to an Enterprise-focused, application acceleration company. Before that, Scot was a founding executive at Netli, the company that defined and established the application delivery market and was acquired by Akamai Technologies for $180 million in 2007. At Netli, Scot developed sales teams from scratch and took the company from pre-revenue to exit, serving as both the Vice President of U.S. Sales and Vice President of EMEA. He was also the Founder and President of ColloHouse LLC, an innovative carrier neutral collocation services company that was sold to LayerOne, Inc. in 2001.
Scot was educated at Wake Forrest University.
John McCaffrey is the Senior Vice President of Software Professional Services for Virtustream. His team is responsible for enabling our customers and partners to maximize their investment in Virtustream software, by providing software implementation support, integration services and training.
Prior to joining Virtustream, John ran sales, marketing and professional services for Clarus Systems, a software startup focusing on VoIP & Unified Communications management and testing software for large enterprises and service providers. Clarus was acquired by OPNET Technologies in May 2012. OPNET was acquired by Riverbed Technology in December 2012.
Before Clarus, John led a management consulting practice at Adjoined Consulting focusing on telecom and financial services. In this role, he developed consulting services for customer analytics, CRM strategy and business intelligence. Prior to Adjoined he held strategy and marketing roles at US WEST, a phone and cable company in Denver, Colorado.
John received a B.S. of Engineering from Princeton University, an M.A. from Boston University, and a M.S. in Management from the MIT Sloan School. John is also a former officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Marc is an accomplished global software solutions sales leader with expertise in building sales teams, driving significant growth and gaining market share. He currently serves as Vice President of Sales for the US East where he is responsible for driving revenue for the Eastern half of the country.
Prior to joining Virtustream, Marc managed Strategic accounts in the Northeast at Vmware. Marc's team focused on gaining a complete understanding of customers business needs in order to provide the best technology solutions. Before Vmware, Marc was Vice President of Global Sales for Crossborder Solutions, where he ran the global sales and customer management teams. He was instrumental in the growth of the company from low revenue to the eventual acquisition of the company by Thomson Reuters. Marc stayed on at Thomson Reuters and continued to manage the Crossborder Solutions Sales division.
Marc earned a law degree at Brooklyn Law School after graduating from the University of Delaware.
Stacy Hayes joined Virtustream from Terremark, where he was responsible for Public Sector Civilian agency sales. He led a team of sales professionals responsible for delivering the Terremark portfolio of cloud and security services to the US Government. Prior to joining Terremark Public Sector, he was tasked with creating and operating a go-to-market focused Strategic Channels & Alliances organization. He joined the company in 2009 as a result of Terremark’s acquisition of DS3 DataVaulting, where he was a co-founder and president.
Formed in 2002, DS3 DataVaulting emerged as a leader in the Backup as a Service (BUaaS) market, helping define the field as an early service provider, eventually growing into one of the largest independent service companies in the space. The company was specifically targeted for acquisition by Terremark to strengthen and unify its customer data protection capabilities.
Stacy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1989. He was also commissioned as a US Naval Officer upon graduation after successfully completing the university’s ROTC program as a scholarship student. Military assignments included sea duty and the pentagon as a White House Liaison Officer for the Secretary of the Navy.
Carolyn Linthicum is the Vice President of Human Resources at Virtustream where she maintains global responsibility for performance management, benefits and compensation, training and development, and employee relations for the company. As a seasoned executive with 20 years of experience, Carolyn has led the strategic development, execution and management of global human resource teams for organizations ranging in size from small, private startups to large, public Fortune 500 firms.
Carolyn joins Virtustream from Texas Instruments (TI) where she was the Director of Human Resources for three business units spanning multiple sites across the U.S., Canada and India. In her role Carolyn led the talent acquisition, succession planning, compensation and performance management, and training for over 600 worldwide employees. Prior to her tenure at TI, Carolyn was the Human Resources Director for VoIP software provider, Telogy Networks, where she successfully created and implemented a human resources infrastructure and played an instrumental role in the sale of the company to Texas Instruments. Carolyn has also held human resources leadership roles at McDonald Bradley, a startup computer consulting company, and various government contracting and technology organizations.
Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and psychology from Towson University in Baltimore, as well as a Master of Science degree in business, with a concentration in human resources management, from the University of Maryland. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Planning Society (HRPS).